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Dr. Bruce Damer & the Levity Zone Archive is the complete collection of podcasts and other assets from the Levity Zone as well as talks by Dr. Bruce Damer on other podcasts and online shows. This material is freely available for use under a Creative Commons NC-SA license unless otherwise specified.



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Nov 1, 2019 IONS, Dr. Bruce Damer, Alexa Razma, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer's IONS 2019 Opening Keynote (2 camera views) Dr. Bruce Damer's 2019 IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) conference opening keynote address delivered on July 19, 2019. Dr. Damer gives a very personal account of his is early contact with "the field" when he was 9, 10 and 11 years of age. As a young person Dr. Damer developed multiple skills and trust in relying upon this unexplained phenomenon Carl Jung described as medium of "synchronicity". He goes on to...
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Topic: Synchronous field
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Jun 2, 2019 Students of Dr. R. P. Kaushik
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This is a collection of raw audio of Dr. R. P. Kaushik, as recorded by his students in the 1970s up to a time prior to his death in 1981. These recordings were subsequently digitized in the years before 2012 and provided for general availability here. A select set of these valuable talks will be released under the Levity Zone podcast by Dr. Bruce Damer available at: http://www.levityzone.org We would like to thank the Doctor's son, Manav Kaushik, for blessing this release of his father's...
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Topics: visionary thought, enlightenment, healing, eastern spiritual traditions, yoga, medicine, eastern...
A Night Sky Network Webinar featuring Dr. Bruce Damer on the Hot Spring Hypothesis for the Origin Of Life and the search for Life in Universe (25 April 2018)
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Topics: origin of life, Astrobiology, Mars2020, biochemistry, stromatolites
Dr. Bruce Damer on the Expanding Mind Podcast with author, scholar and speaker Erik Davis.
Topics: Terence McKenna, Science, Origin of Life, Philosophy, Religion, Burning Man
Episode #82 Bruce Damer May 29, 2017 I’m joined on The Astral Hustle by the great Dr. Bruce Damer! We talk about the origin of cellular life, cosmic brilliance flowing through the web of humanity, and listening to the wisdom of the light in our minds. 
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, science, space, origin of life
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- Reno DeCaro; Galen Brandt; Bruce Damer; Allan Lundell;
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- Lorenzo Hagerty, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Psychedelic Salon Podcast.
Topics: Psychedelic Salon, visionary thinking
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Science & Nonduality (SAND) 2017 Conference Saturday night "Emergence" show featuring (in order of appearance): Valentin Santana-opening (on violin) and Andre Reinero (boards) and throughout (as DISSOLV), Samantha Sweetwater, JasmineSemjase, Dr.Bruce Damer, Samantha-closing (Oct 28, 2017). SAND “Emergence” soundtrack based on Calibrate (Etheric Echos) series of compositions. Two camera shoot: one by SAND (with effects and better board sound) the second position from the...
Topics: Gaia, cosmology, origin of life, evolution of primates, science and spirit
Answers In Atheism featuring Bruce Damer & Dimiter Kunnev on Origin Of Life Hosted by "SpeedOfSound" Mike Bruzenak. This two way conversation covered the latest Hot Springs Hypothesis origin of life research with a proposal for peptide bridges with nucleic acids being a pathway toward the origin of Darwinian selection (Dr. Bruce commented to Dr. Kunnev that the model needed testable experiments). Answers In Atheism tackles creationists and "young Earthers" and they...
Topics: Origin of Life, chemistry, Astrobiology
This could be how life started - when a meteorite fell onto the Earth Released in October 2020, by the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia Narration by Albert Fahrenbach How do astrobiologists attempt to make a case to explain the beginning of life? Invoking a higher being? Pointing to oceanic hydrothermal vents? Proposing it was through alien experiments? Or maybe... that it might just have happened in a hot spring? All of the carbon, nitrogen and oxygen now caught up in living...
Topics: origin of life, astrobiology, protocells, polymers
Voice of America story: Apple Turns 40 in World It Helped Create Featuring interviews with several computer pioneers including Dr. Bruce Damer, founder and curator of the DigiBarn Computer Museum. Find the story online at: http://www.voanews.com/content/apple-computer-forty-steve-jobs-wozniak/3263533.html By Steve Baragona, VOA, March 31, 2016
Topics: computer history, Apple computer, Apple II, Apple MacIntosh, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, iPhone,...
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"Terence McKenna on the Natch" with Bruce Damer shot at Terence's house in South Kona, Hawaii in February 1999. This was the AllChemical Virtual Powwow in which for the first time Terence entered avatar populated virtual worlds and engaged with his audience. A long time dream, Terence became avatar "Zone Ghost" and very excitedly engaged this new world built of language. Bruce Damer was his guide, Terence's son Finn built the gateway world, Terence's partner Christy played a...
Topics: Terence McKenna, virtual worlds
Dr. Bruce Damer's plenary: the Origin Of Life & Consciousness @ The Science of Consciousness, Loews Canyon Resort, Tuscon Arizona USA, April 5, 2018 (introduced by Stuart Hameroff) From a chemical origin of life with evidence in the rock record to the origin of life and the birth of a new concept for an "engine of creation" (P-I-M) Dr. Bruce Damer suggests that Humanity may be on the verge of understanding how life can start on the Earth or on other planets. This plenary talk is...
Topics: Albert Einstein, Origins of Life, geology, chemistry, complexity theory, Theory of PIM, Copernican...
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Dr. Bruce Damer's Genesis Engines talk delivered at Burning Man on August 30, 2012 as part of the Palenque Norte Speaker Series. VOICE ONLY version. Credits: Bruce Damer (speaker), Chris Aman (editing) Kianna Alarid Cameron/Svamps (music)  [released: Dec 31, 2012]
Topics: origin of life science, artificial life, computing, combinatorial chemistry, SETI, cosmology
New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove: Dr Bruce Damer-What Is Consciousness? (episode #5) Published on Jul 31, 2019 Bruce Damer, PhD, is coauthor with David Deamer, of a new theory on the origins of life that was featured in a Scientific American cover story in 2017. His professional interests also include space exploration, virtual reality, and entheogens. He is author of Avatars: Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet. His website is http://www.damer.com/. Here he offers a...
Topic: Consciousness
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Your Dr. Bruce shares a hot tub and a chorus of crickets with Dr. Future (Al Lundell) after returning from highly stimulating and encouraging meetings in Boston and Providence where he met a new team of Mac and Mike who are serious about building a "CubeSat" prototype of SHEPHERD. SHEPHERD is the audacious spacecraft design worked out with Peter Jenniskens and Julian Nott back in 2015. It is a "sailing ship for space" which if it works could encapsulate, handle, extract and...
Topics: Spacecraft, CubeSat, SHEPHERD, asteroid mining, biospheres, exoplanets, Mars, Solar System, heart,...
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- Bruce Damer, Chris Adams, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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Dr. Bruce asked: how can one hold the visionary state? The answer came in this recounting coming through a Sudarshan Kriya yoga breathwork session on 19 Aug, 2012. Credits: Bruce Damer (author), Chris Adams (music), Chris Aman (editing), Jacob Aman (art)
Topic: Visionary state
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty, Tom Riedel
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Back in June of 2012 Lorenzo Hagerty and yours truly, Dr. Bruce, presented a program on the life of Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Join us in the Big Yurt perched over the Pacific in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I fulfilled a promise Terence and I made to 'do my own thing' and return to Esalen in his name to present my particular raps.Join me as I weave some new myths, flow out Esalen visions and inspire a hopeful view of our coming to...
Topics: Esalen Institute, human evolution, Terence McKenna, cognitive overload, consciousness
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Dr. Bruce presents his most deeply held idea: a new hypothesis for how life began on the Earth, The Coupled Phases model was developed over thirty years of inquiry and completed with the collaboration of his mentor and colleague at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Professor David Deamer. Hear how the model works and how it might help us refigure our civilization, first in his TEDx Santa Cruz talk, then in an interview on the Midwest Real podcast, and finally from his presentation of...
Topics: origin of life, chemistry, complexity theory, chemistry, complexity theory, space, consciousness
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Roll open the doors to the DigiBarn Computer Museum as we enter a new theme in the Zone. Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak gets a grand tour of Dr. Bruce's vintage computer collection. Deep nerd wisdom is mixed with whimsical techie banter as first person true stories of Apple and the rise of the personal computer are shared. Credits: Steve Wozniak, Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell, Sellam Ismail (speakers, recording and editing), Bo Millward (sound cleanup) Kyle Espenshade (theme music)....
Topics: Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer, DigiBarn Computer Museum, Apple II, Xerox Alto, Elixir Technologies,...
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Dr. Bruce shares some heartfelt words on the recent so-called "election" of 2016 in the USA. Recorded on the eve of the new year 2017 and offered on the eve of the so-called "inauguration" of a non-elected "president". It reflects a Canadian but also a human view of the broken nature of the US national political system and  its need to be radically remade some time in the future. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (recording and cover art). [released 19 January 2017]
Topics: US Political System, presidentail elections, democracy, Donald Trump, fraud, voting, constitutional...
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Dr. Bruce marks the sad passing in April 2017 of Bob Taylor, the innovative father of much of the digital technology that we use every day. Bob funded Doug Engelbart's lab in the mid 1960s creating the first interactive computing information environment using a mouse and conceived of and headed the ARPANET project, forerunner of the Internet. In the 70s he directed the Xerox PARC Computer Science Lab which brought us the Alto. the first networked personal computer, and ran DEC labs in the...
Topics: Xerox PARC, Doug Engelbart, computer mouse, ARPANET, Silicon Valley, Xerox Alto, Ethernet
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, Hugo Farrant, DJ Treats
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UK-Australian performer Hugo Farrant teams up with DJ Treats and enters the Levity Zone with his unique visionary rap. Hugo takes us back way before Eleusis to Mesopotamia's Spring Goddess Ishtar. We fall into his spell of words and music and journey as the grateful pilgrim in search of the divine feminine and our collective rejuvenation from Mother Nature herself. Hugo also raps with whimsical world band Dub The Magic Dragon, and PhD historian and musician Giordano Nanni, co-creator of Juice...
Topics: Ishtar, ascension, civilization, religion, ceremony
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
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VOICE ONLY version (in two files) of part 2 of the conversation with the Madre. In this dialogue with mother nature, we reply back to her inquiry. The message? It is much needed information on the planetary state of us monkeys, her most promising yet problematic progeny. Why have this conversation? We may be considered crazy, but the survival of us, and all of Earth’s life  may rest in the balance. If the Madre can help us, we can help the Madre and there truly is reason for hope. Credits:...
Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, Lasse Vedel Olsen, Saad Zia
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Animation of Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #2: "Naeem at the Source" by Lasse Vedel Olsen. Features a reading of Dr. Bruce Damer's story as read in Islamabad Pakistan by Saad Zia.
Topics: origin of consciousness, language, human history, Pushtun
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- Tara Djokic, Australian Center for Astrobiology
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Prof. Malcolm Walter introduces Prof. David Deamer and Dr. Bruce Damer for a two part casual scientific talk on "The Origins of Life" held at the Strelley Pool, stromatolite discovery outcrop on the banks of the Shaw River in Pilbara Shire, Western Australia... Part 2-Bruce Damer. Hosted by the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Recorded and produced by Dr. Tara Djokic (record date: July 22, 2015).
Topics: origins of life, science, biology, chemistry
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, XRazma, SAND
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Dr. Bruce Damer's plenary on Being Human in the Engine of Creation, held at the SAND conference on the 27th of October, 2018 in San Jose, California. Thanks to XRazma for taking this video from the front row. Official SAND conference video is included as item "0" first in the list. SAND description: For more information visit http://www.scienceandnonduality.com Bruce Damer shows the audience at SAND18 the very first photo of RNA formed spontaneously from samples he collected from a...
Topics: Dr, Bruce Damer, Origin of Life, Human Evolution, Future of Civilization, Trauma and Healing
Dr Bruce Damer's plenary talk on The Origin and Evolution of Life and the Future of Conscious Technology Held at the TransTech conference on 10th November 2018 in Palo Alto California. The main talk is featured with Jeffrey Martin's introduction. Thanks to XRazma for taking this video from the front row (CAM2).  Description:  Dr. Bruce Damer of UC Santa Cruz/Biota Institute takes us on a journey from the newest research on the chemical engine that might lie behind the origin and evolution of...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, Origin of Life, Future of Humanity, Human Evolution, Trauma Healing
Greg Friedman speaks with Dr. Bruce Damer on the Inner Journey program on FM KX 93.5 Laguna Beach, California on August 21st, 2016. Show link: http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/inner-journey-greg-friedman-guest-bruce-damer/ Bruce Frederick Damer, PhD (born 31 January 1962) is a Canadian American multi-disciplinary scientist, designer, and speaker. He works in evolutionary biology researching the question of the origin of life and the exploration and economic development of space. He also has a...
Topics: science, space, wellness, yoga, media, Ram Dass, future of humanity
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SETI Archive: http://seti.org/talks Bruce Damer presented the current state of the EvoGrid, a worldwide, multi-disciplinary project to simulate the chemical origin of life on Earth or as it might have occurred elsewhere in ours or other universes. When operational in 2010 the prototype EvoGrid will employ a central grid of computers to generate "digital primordial soups" and then, inspired by SETI, an even larger set of observer computers operating as @Home screen savers will be...
Topics: evolution, Drake equation, space, origin of life
Bruce Damer: The Origins of Life on Solutions with Mason Hargrave (Dec 23, 2021, recorded August 2021) Dr. Bruce Damer is the founding director and chief scientist of the BIOTA Institute. His work has touched on a vast array of topics, ranging from programming some of the first graphic user interfaces for personal computers, to asteroid mining, to establishing the hot spring hypothesis for the origins of life.
Topics: Origin of life, graphical user interfaces, computer history, asteroid mining, AI, complexity
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Bruce Damer's SpotLife performance "The Levity League" at the Broadway Playhouse Theater in Santa Cruz on May 28, 2011.
Topic: Sasha Shulgin
Dr. Bruce Damer and DigitalSpace Corporation's design for a crewed mission to a Near Earth Object (asteroid) produced by Space.com in 2007. This piece shows how a human crew utilizing a Constellation system (Orion crew capsule plus a variant on an ISS module and airbags/penetrometers) could set down on an asteroid. The system would use the penetrometers to guage the bearing strength of the surface and harpool tethers to achieve a holdfast. Crew could then sample the surface using a robotic arm...
Topics: NASA, asteroids, human spaceflight
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, Ryan Norkus, Dhiren Dasu
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EvoGrid the Movie, a whimsical view of a hypothetical Evolution Machine.
Topics: evolution, artificial life, nanotechnology, origin of life
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Dr. Bruce returns with a report on science field work in Australia and at the Bumpass Hell volcanic springs in California. And then following on to our last episode "Primal Theory" which took up questions on how the universe might work, Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce sit down in the studio and take up the more pertinent, personal question of where humanity might be going next. We asked ourselves the question: "what is your prime driver?" We cycled through whether we should live...
Topics: personal philosophy, consciousness, rhythm, awareness, presence, yoga, psychedelics, Ram Dass
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Dr. Bruce returns after a magickal mystery tour of epic proportions performing and speaking at the Oregon Eclipse festival and then on to Burning Man. Join John Zielinski, Michael Moore and Dr. Bruce on a hillside above the Eclipse stage to witness the union of darkness and light as totality swept across Eastern Oregon on August 21, 2017. The boys wax poetic on what all of this means as the totality tells the story of perfect chance that pulled us into existence. Shpongle provides a surprise...
Topics: eclipse, Symbiosis Festival, origin of life, science, cosmology
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In this special edition of the Levity Zone we embark on a new leg of our journey with the start of Levity Zone Salons. The first one was held  at Ancient Oaks Farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains on December 7th 2013 and featured: Dr. Bruce, Jacob Aman, Mark Boolootian, Mikey Siegel, and Travis Rios. The theme was: how do you integrate deeply powerful spiritual experiences into your everyday life? Those precious elevated states doled out from some ineffable source are rare in the human experience...
Topics: Spirtual Experience, Psychology, Practices
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce and Al Lundell submerge together in the hot tub on Future Peak to record a new Tubcast. Levity Zone listeners get a first peek into a whole new practice Dr. Bruce has been immersed in for several years within a community called the Luminous Awareness Institute. In Luminous, skilled practitioners use powerful combinations of methods for healing various types of trauma which, for many of us, were "coded in" by experiences in childhood. As living conditions have improved...
Topics: healing, trauma, childhood, psychology, Luminous Awareness, consciousness, awakening, thought,...
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Dr. Bruce is back after a heartfelt series of major life changes to bring you this podcast "Becoming Human", a recording by SAND (Science & Nonduality) for their Emergence Series webcast in preparation for the SAND2018 Conference in San Jose, California. Join us for a wide-ranging storytelling salon with topics as diverse as the cold realms of science, intuition and the synchronous field, connecting with Deepak Chopra, holding Endo thought experiments, my original vision to work...
Topics: Science, intuition, the synchronous field, Deepak Chopra, thought experiments, Endo, origin of...
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Your Dr. Bruce sadly reports the loss of a dear friend and neighbor of these past 25 years: Fred McPherson. I first met Fred in the 90s when I first moved to Boulder Creek. Some time later I learned that he was a major figure in the counter-cultural movements in Santa Cruz in the 60s and 70s. Working with a set of early environmental activitists, Fred had helped lead efforts to prevent a major new highway, a full three or four lane expressway actually, from being built up into the San Lorenzo...
Topics: Santa Cruz, Counterculture, Ecology, Natural Resources, Hippies, Environmentalism, San Lorenzo...
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For the 50th Levity Zone podcast Dr. Bruce offers: "Fire in the Sky" a four part full tilt poetic journey from the birth of the cosmos through the origin of life and human conscious awareness. This piece was later performed on stage with Android Jones and Val Santana at the 2016 Lightning in a Bottle festival. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (performer), Lisa Cory (cover photography), Val Santana/DJ DISSOLV (recording and music mixing). [released 29 September 2016]
Topics: Cosmogenesis, biogenesis, evolution, consciousness, language, paleolithic Europe, Ancient Greece,...
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Dr. Bruce reports in from Islamabad, Pakistan where he is on a "round the world" tour from the Science & Nondualists of San Jose, to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, to Mars rover roboticists in Pasadena, and from here onwards to China. He gave perhaps the first talk on the origins of life and search for life in the Universe in Pakistan at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. His host, renowned physicist and activist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, hosted this talk at the Physics...
Topics: Origins of Life, physics, chemistry, astrobiology, exoplanets, astronomy, philosophy, metaphysics
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- Bruce Damer, Jake McDonald, Lorenzo Hagerty
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Journey with Dr. Bruce passing through the dark abyss of unbeing to the coming to consciousness of the universe . Performed at the first Palenque Norte, Burning Man, August 2003. Credits: Lorenzo Hagerty (event), Jake McDonald (cover art, music mix), Ankur Dnyanmote, ChaosLab, Arturo and Kianna Alarid Cameron/Svamps (music).  [released: Jan 31, 2013]
Topics: visionary states, cosmology
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This first audience Q&A session for the second Ojai Salon (podcat 013) treats the sharing of a vision of a sane, sustainable and healthy world of the year 2050. We return to that intimate evening in a stone room in Ojai, California in June of 2013 and dive into dialogue, theories and stories shared by our audience. Audience contributor Dennis Leary emerges here as a powerful new voice of the Levity Zone. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (intro, editing), Steve Murtaugh (music), Jacob Aman (art),...
Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
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- Lorenzo Hagerty, Jon Hanna
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BruceDamer's talk about space and his personal experience of being adopted just after birth at Palenque Norte, BurningMan 2007. Hosted by Lorenzo Hagerty and Matteo and shot by Jon Hanna. More on Palenque Norte at: http://www.palenquenorte.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palenque_Norte
Topics: spaceflight, psychology, adoption, asteroids, science, engineering, adoption
Ram Dass Legacy Virtual Retreat segment featuring Dr Bruce Damer with Raghu Markus (recorded April 18 2020): The Union of Science and Spirituality
Topics: Ram Dass, science, spirituality, Maharaji, Consciousness, enlightenment
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- Dr. Bruce Damer, Reno DeCaro
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Formal portraits of Dr. Bruce Damer for conferences, news articles, books and other uses. Please credit Reno DeCaro when it appears in the file name
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Dr. Bruce Damer and friends & family on the Dr. Future Show on KSCO AM 1080 Santa Cruz, hosted by Dr. Future Allan Lundell and Mrs. Future Sun Lundell.
Topics: science, space, current events, technology
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Recordings of Dr. Bruce Damer on miscellaneous podcasts. Frequent appearances on podcasts or major podcasts are given their own records. This is a collection of infrequent or one-off appearances on various podcasts.
Topics: podcasts, science, technology
New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove Published on Apr 8, 2019 Bruce Damer, PhD, is coauthor with David Deamer, of a new theory on the origins of life that was featured in a Scientific American cover story in 2017. His professional interests also include space exploration, virtual reality, and entheogens. He is author of Avatars: Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet. He begins this wide-ranging discussion by describing a series of visionary experiences that began in his...
Topics: Origin of life, space exploration, visionary experience, healing arts
NASA PCE3 Workshop: HCN In Warm Little Ponds & Proto Peptides Ben Pearce Jay Forsythe (intro by David Deamer & Bruce Damer). In this NASA sponsored  Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments (PCE3) workshop postdoc Ben Pearce and assistant professor Jay Forsythe discuss prebiotic chemistry on the early Earth, Titan, Mars and other worlds.  Prof. David Deamer and Dr. Bruce Damer introduced the speakers and offered for the first time a new term "urability", the...
Topics: origin of life, titan, exoplanets, prebiotic chemistry
Bruce Damer and Matthew Segall interviewed by David Sloan Wilson for the Human Energy/Noosphere in the 21st Century According to his bio, Bruce Damer “has spent his life pursuing two great questions: How did life on Earth begin, and how can we give that life (and ourselves) a sustainable pathway into the cosmos? His primary research interest is “The Hot Springs Hypothesis for the Origin of Life”. Matthew Segall teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and has specialized...
Topics: Origin of life, Noosphere, Process Philosohpy, Whitehead, Evolution
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Dr. Bruce brings you a vital new teaching for our times from Dr. R. P. Kaushik. We live in a time dominated by the "wiles of the mind", thoughts which swirl around mind and trap it within limits, conditioning it and morphing it into "the me", "the ego" or simply "self-centeredness". Operating from this "small self" defined by cycling thought creates suffering within each of us and for the whole world. Fake news and not so fake news, social...
Topics: consciousness, awakening, thought, mind, ego, anger, society, suffering
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Your Dr. Bruce returns after a four month absence from the Levity Zone. Remarkable changes have been happening in my life and I am now "springing forward" into a bright new season of starting up ventures in space, origins of life, evolutionary biology, and computing as well as constructing my “Gandalf House” here at Ancient Oaks. So, rejoin me now as I return for our 70th podcast with an update from my world, now more hopeful and more globally connected than ever to support an...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, Genesis Engine, EvoGrid, Google, NASA, Origin of Life, Cambridge, Extended...
Published on Mar 23, 2014 Bruce Damer takes the 2012 Palenque Norte audience at the Burning Man Festival on a far flung journey into what he calls his practice of "global multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-technic shamanism" where you "put yourself on the shelf" and dive deeply into the worlds of Pentagon think tanks, NASA mission designers, the tribal cultures of Pakistan, the Swiss, Egyptologists, IT professionals, and Christian Evangelicals, to come back with the true...
Topics: critical thinking, science, history, skepticism
Preview by Lighting in a Bottle (LiB) Festival Lightning Talk Preview of Dr. Bruce Damer at the LiB 2015 featuring an excerpt from "Conscious Light From Ancient Temples To Modern Shamanism" performed on May 23, 2015. Available on the web at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0DXes4ty0
Topics: Early human evolution, consciousness, Greek civilization, Eleusinian Mysteries, Christianity,...
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Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone podcast logo by Jacob Aman.
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Dr. Bruce Damer's presentation of "Origin of Life Science: We are the Communal Unit" at the 2016 Lighting in a Bottle festival. Presented on the Temple of Lucent Consciousness stage on 27 May, 2016 by the San Antonio Reservoir. Cell phone capture by Michael Moore. 
Topics: origin of life, science, space, visionary exploration, thought experiments
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- Sergio Lub, Dr. Bruce Damer, Galen Brandt
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2014 Sep 18th - Thu at 6:00 PM Dr. BRUCE DAMER: Re-visioning Origins: from Cosmogenesis to Life's Emergence; from Eleusis to the Evolution of Civilization. Presentation by an interdisciplinary scientist working with NASA, UCSC and the visionary community as he tracks the evolution of computers, cyberspace, consciousness and its altering, to aid the human enterprise.  Pesonal Site: http://www.damer.com Singer: Galen Brandt Location: Earthrise at IONS - Institute of Noetic Sciences Campus - 101...
Topics: science, origins, space
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This is a small booklet by Dr R. P. Kaushik on his Darshan Yoga practice "Yoga of Perception" (second printing, 1974)
Topics: R. P. Kaushik, Yoga, Eastern Spirituality
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Dr. Bruce Damer's Saturday evening talk/performance on "Four Alchemical Fires" at the 2019 Convergence Conference at Rosario Beach Resorts, Orcas Island on March 23, 2019.
Topics: alchemical fire, origin of life, future in space, healing
The Psychedelic Origins Of Life Dr. Bruce Damer on ATTMind Episode 49 in two parts. Hosted by James Jesso.
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, origin of life, science, space, philosophy
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Dr. Bruce Damer was interviewed at the Float House in downtown Vancouver on the subject of "the Origin of Life" and other topics by Mike Zaremba in late October after the Spirit Plant Medicine conference at UBC. Description for Episode #91: Bruce Damer is truly one of a kind. He is Canadian-American multi disciplinary scientist, designer, and author. Dr. Bruce Damer collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design of...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, origin of life, space, science, human history, altered states of consciousness
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"Who is Bruce" is a short visual portfolio about Bruce Damer, his projects and life. See projects including Cyberwearz fashion, Weird Machines artwork, pioneering virtual worlds and avatars work, NASA mission visualization and design, the EvoGrid and life at Ancient Oaks Farm and the DigiBarn Computer Museum. From Bruce: this piece represents my life thursfar, during this, my fiftieth year on the planet.  Great thanks go out to Dhiren Dasu for producing the soundtrack and to a number...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, autobiography
Dr. Bruce Damer and Dennis McKenna - a tribute to Terence McKenna (recorded April 4 2020) recorded as a special three weekend online event during the Coronavirus quarantine period. A tribute to Terence on the 20th anniversary of his passing, aka "International Boundary Dissolution Day" (April 3rd).
Topics: Terence McKenna, psychedelics, science, singularity
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Episodes of Dr. Bruce Damer and DigitalSpace on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston. See The Space Show at: http://www.thespaceshow.com/
Topics: spaceflight, NASA, virtual reality, 3D graphics, simulation
Bruce Damer, PhD, is coauthor with David Deamer, of a new theory on the origins of life that was featured in a Scientific American cover story in 2017. His professional interests also include space exploration, virtual reality, and entheogens. He is author of Avatars: Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet. His website is http://www.damer.com/ . Here he describes his interest in exploring the solar system. It began for him as a child in the 1960s, just as the United States was...
Topics: space exploration, space colonization
Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the Third Eye Drops podcast (successor to the MidWest Real podcast) as recorded in video (Skype) with guests. Episode with Dennis McKenna and Michael Phillip: There are a few unicorns running around who’ve figured out a way to re-appropriate the dusty old construct of academia to their own terms. Both Dennis McKenna and Bruce Damer were brilliant enough, brave enough and tenacious enough to do it. If you’re familiar with them you already know, if not,...
Topics: Dennis McKenna, Terence McKenna, visionary thinking, psychedelics, Palenque Norte, science,...
Bruce Damer interviewed on the current state of "Avatars" in 1996 by Allan Lundell at a Santa Cruz Beach House Party on 29th of December 1996. Bruce describes the state of virtual worlds, including AlphaWorld, and Onlive Traveler and their prospects for 1997. This interview was just two months after Bruce hosted the first conference on avatars/virtual worlds on the internet, Earth to Avatars.
Topics: virtual worlds, avatars
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Best photos of "St. Bruce." Blessings (Bruce Damer) Taken by Reno DeCaro, Alexa Razma and others over the years.
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Bruce Damer is an astrobiologist but more importantly for our purposes here, one of our truly great visionaries. Topics discussed include: Plant medicines are doorways into the numinous field; Intention is generating a "meta-organism"—a "global body" is being born; A global shift as people recognize their trauma as "parts" that can be owned and healed, especially with the medicines; life's origins and our future as communities in collaboration, not an individual...
Topics: global culture, healing, psychedelics, progenote, origin of life, conscious field
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The "Ode to Terence" (McKenna) as read by Dr. Bruce Damer at the Esalen Institute, June 2012 and set to music by Skanky Mojo in November 2016. Fine the full story and images about the Ode at: http://www.damer.com/projects/fan-terencem/Bruce-Damer-Ode-To-Terence-McKenna.htm Find the full script below: 1. Where did you come from Terence? - You youthful seeker of the weird, from circus freak show fuzzy Charlie to Eros on the tightrope strutting just out of reach of death in the big top -...
Topics: Terence McKenna, Psychedelics
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Recorded at the Blue Lotus Temple of Sound and Light, this is the first of the "studio sessions" to be brought out into the Levity Zone. Featuring musician, artist and neighbor Dhiren Dasu in conversation with Dr. Bruce we tackle a topic not often taken on: the viability of the festival scene and the image and the reality of the "counter' or 'bubble' culture lifestyle prevalent on the West Coast of the US and elsewhere. As the philosopher Alan Watts counseled fifty years before,...
Topics: counter-culture, festivals
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In part two of the Bubble Culture Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce continue to tackle the trends, economics, and purported transformational community of the festival scene. This August 2013 studio session unravels the ‘entitlement generation’ and recalls the features of real community versus the ephemeral and unsustainable nature of the festivals. While peak experiences have value, Dr. Bruce asks the question: does the festival scene feed the machine? Still there is a chance for the opening of...
Topics: youth culture, festivals, counter-culture
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Join us for part 2 of the controversial Radical Remake show with Dr. Bruce, and KSCO Radio's Michael Zwerling as they take on a barrage of callers from a mostly politically right of center listenership. As a preamble Dr. Bruce summarizes the five points his Radical Remake blueprint as well as Lawrence Lessig's book Republic Lost. Both documents outline how a constitutional convention might be held in the USA to deal with corruption and reboot the country's system of governance. Credits: Dr....
Topics: Constitutional Convention, Politics, Corruption, Lawrence Lessig